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, oregon and now newton connecticut -- newtown connecticut which has to be the worst so far because kids beautiful little 1st graders, little angels, 201st graders, 20 kids. we have seen their photos. we have heard their names. it just tears you apartment particularly those of us who are parents. it tears you apartment, these 20 little kids, four of their teachers, the principal and the school psychologist all gunned down multiple gunshot wounds to the head and brutal brutal acts possible against these people who in no way, i mean just totally, totally innocent people and this is the one i would hope that that would really shock us and move us to act. you know this weekend, we have been consumed with grief. we have been consumed with sorrow. we have been consumed with anger, too anger at ourselves, and i've got to tell you i have been particularly consumed, maybe some of you, too, with a little guilt because i feel as the president indicated last night, i feel that i haven't done enough, that i haven't said enough, that i haven't pushed enough. i mean it's so -
's the task force president obama commissioned in the wake of the newtown tragedy. vice president joe biden will hold his first official meeting today. the group will develop proposals aimed at reducing gun violence in the united states and must put together a set of recommendations by january. cabinet members joining biden on the panel include attorney general eric holder and education secretary arne duncan, homeland security janet napolitano and health and human services katherine seen liss. the brady campaign to prevent gun violence says it will continue pressing the issue. the group is out with a new public service announcement saying we're better than this. >> we're better than a nation with mass shooting. >> we're better than 32 more gun murders every day. >> we are better than the nation that allows convicted felons or people who are dangerously mentally ill to go to gun shows. >> to go on the internet and buy as many guns as they want without any background check. >> the psa is part of an overall campaign that will feat
things have been on my mind since friday's unspeakable horror in newtown. guns in this country is a tragedy. mental health in this country is approached as an afterthought and three, far too young men in this country are in a state of crisis. tonight in "the war room" we're going to show you how we all can take action in all of these areas because in the words of the president, surely we can do better than this. ♪ >> jennifer: last friday at 4:30 in the morning under the cover of darkness the michigan legislature passed a bill that would allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons into hospitals, churches bars stadiums day care centers and schools. and just a few hours after the legislature passed that bill 26 people including 20 children were killed. gunned down at the elementary school in sandy hook elementary. the governor said that has given him clear pause. i beg your rick snyder please veto those bills and stop the madness, but here is what he is up against. 24 michigan lawmakers are acting on behalf of alec that conservative group that drafts gun
in the newtown shooting, they are actually invested in the private equity firm that owns some of the world's biggest gun manufacturers. as we reported after the aurora shooting this past spring, cerberus kappel owns the freedom group, the world's largest firearm distributor. the freedom group produces over half of all semi-automatic rifles sold every year including the one that was used in the newtown massacre. the california teacher a pension fund has about $751 million invested in the company that is responsible for that, cerberus. late yesterday a spokesman for the fund told the sacramento beat that the pension fund was considering pulling its investment out of cerberus, saying "events that occurred in connecticut are a wakeup call to re-examine our investments." the california teacher's pension fund has a lot of money for those investments. $155 billion overall to be exact. remember $751 million of that is with cerberus. so facing that kind of clout cerberus announced at 1:00 a.m. this morning that it would sell freedom grou
that the killer and the newtown incident used, state that they're going to try to sell the company and get out of the firearms business. so this is really a watershed moment. i think the nra is really on its heels which is why i argue that we really need to work strongly to marginalize the nra and to recognize what a radical fringe group it's become over the last generation. >> eliot: i wanted to come back in a moment to how one can do that because i think that's exactly right. how to reveal to the public that they are a fringe group and perhaps more importantly reveal to the members of congress that the nra is a fringe group that should not be accorded the respect and the perceived power it has had in the past. i want to read a quote from wayne la lapierrre the head of the nra that you use in a powerful article you've written. this is wayne won't pierre, ceo of the nra saying with four more years of obama your firearms freedoms are gone and we'll spend the rest of our lives mourning the freedoms we've lost. every freedom we c
. >> absolutely. >> bill: speaking of newtown we have seen, of course, as we started this conversation yesterday, we've seen far far far too many of tragedies but this one really seems to be the game changer. the game changer because again these are kids, these were first graders, these were 6 and 7-year-olds. and the idea that this gun violence this gun rampage has reached that far into a first grade classroom into an elementary school has shocked us all beyond belief. so yesterday, more and more voices coming out saying we have to do something about gun violence in america. but this wild west culture of ours. you had the voices that have always been there on this issue senator dianne feinstein and senator chuck schumer and good for them they've been steadfast on this issue. but you also had what was news was new voices being heard. voices who are known as being totally nra supporters and total second amendment supporters and pro gun senators. starting with senator joe manchin from west virginia. conservative democrat.
precious kids. >> cenk: with me now who was with the president last night in newtown, thank you for joining us. >> glad to be with you governor. >> eliot: i was struck last night not only by the power of the president's words but his emotion. he seemed to be bursting with the emotion of a parent as much as any other parent might. how did he strike you when you were with him? first of all he said to the governor and all the delegation that gathered that last friday was the worst day of his presidency, and first and foremost as a father with two daughters, as he eloquently stated to look and see what every parent--to every parent it's unspeakable and to know the carnage that took place and not to act that would be irresponsible. he was solemn. he was also inspirational. he said of the people of newtown that they inspired us with their acts of courage as you pointed out with the principle the teacher who put themselves in harms way to save school children. these acts of courage from first responders from the police, everybody who arrived on the scene were just remarkable, and the way this smal
sent here to serve the public trust can summon one tiny iota that those teachers in newtown summoned on friday. if cooperation and common sense prevail, then i'm convinced we can make a sensible and intelligent way to make the united states of america a safer, stronger place for our children to learn and to grow. >> eliot: the president focused specifically on three proposals that appeared to have significant and growing support closing the gun show loophole so that background check is required and banning assault weapons and ammunition clips. he was then asked why it didn't happen in the first team. >> this is not the first prolific gun violence of your four years. where have you been? >> here's where i've been, jake. i've been president of the united states in an economic crisis since the great depression. two wars, i don't think i've been on vacation. so you know, i think all of us have to do some reflexion on how we prioritize what we do here in washington. >> eliot: for more i'm joining by michael tomaski thank you for joining us. >> always a pleasure, eliot. >> eliot: so did th
of service remembrance in newtown connecticut. here is the president speaking first about his reflection of what happened there. >> obama: can we honestly say that we're doing enough to keep our children all of them, safe from harm? i've been reflecting on this the last few days. if we're honest with ourselves the answer is no. we're not doing enough. we will have to change. since i have been president this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings. we can't tolerate this any more. these tragedies must end. and to end them they must change. >> yeah, he's tolerated them for quite awhile, though. that guy has a lot of pretty words, and i don't know how much you and i agree or disagree, michael, i'll do a whole other block on it. he never does anything. he's an extraordinaryily weak politician. >> i would say that he's a good politician a weak legislator. >> cenk: that's what i mean in terms of policy. >> listen, the country has not come together around something like this. you know, i thought gabby giffords would do this. i wasn't
, i don't know if you say it, but a day or two before the shooting in newtown there was a news report, a video security camera in new york where a guy walks off the subway takes three steps turns around pulls a gun out shoots a guy in the stomach. i don't know whether he lived or died. it was over a sporting argument, and that wasn't even a one day story. it was one of the most at sounding things i'd ever seen, so it's not just the gut-wrenching tragedy that we saw at newtown. we have to keep speaking out. it's every time the insanity interrupts our lives and ends lives, and so i'm going to keep talking. i'm -- the people in kentucky, again, every other member of the delegation in kentucky, you mentioned senator mcconnell. every other member of the federal delegation has an a rating from the n.r.a. it's very rare they hear anything different than that. it's incumbent on me as the only person who favors gun regulation in the state of kentucky to speak out to others here the other side of the story and i'm going to keep doing that. >> cenk: so that would appear to be somewhat of a polit
, of course how are folks doing in newtown, in the communities affected? are people finding it harder as the funerals occur day by day? >> the pain of this horrible event on last friday, i again just kind of he can cost and reechoes with each day of multiple funerals for children at any parent, any family can immediately identify with. so the shock is still incredibly deep and intense. and the revulsion of you know, just the way this thing has played out last friday, i think again is really making a level of anger and determination to make sure that it doesn't get brushed under the rug. >> eliot: in a way emotionally, the hardest part will after the funerals when there is nothing but silence. that's most devastating. you heard the clip where republican governors are beginning to say if only teachers were armed. if we had guns in the classroom. if principals had guns. it strikes me as so completely not only wrongheaded and counter intuitive but almost revolting. am i wrong in that reaction? >> not at all. victoria soto, w
, sadden and heartbroken by the murders in newtown and says it has been laying low out of respect for the families. and as a matter of common decency. the gun lobby is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure this kind of tragedy doesn't happen again. we don't know yet what that means. we're back with more steph after the break. stay with us. jennifer >>>> it's these "talking points" that the right have about "the heavy hand of government". i want to have that conversation. really! you know, i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. [ singing christmas carols in background ] aunt sally's singing again. it's a tradition honey. [ singing christmas carols ] mmmm. [ female announcer ] make new traditions with pillsbury grands! cinnamon rolls. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] holiday cookies are a big job. everything has to be just right. perfection is in the details. ♪ ♪ get to holiday fun faster with pillsbury cookie dough. >> she gets the comedians
christmas gift. it is because officials are concerned about copycat killers following the newtown tragedy. now, the superintendent of one of the districts issued a statement saying... john fuglesang my friends has it really come to this? that kindergarteners can't go to school because we, as a country can't ensure they'll be safe from semi-automatic weapon wielding lunatics and the solution from our far right wing friends? arm the teachers. the very teaches they've called union thugs. we should pay to train these teachers. the people who scream us to about fast and furious and said gun proliferation and mexico was dangerous are still telling us gun proliferation in america makes us safer. welcome to the u.s.a. where of some you will find it's easier to buy a weapon designed to kill a lot of people in a short amount of time than it is to marry who you love or vote where you want or send your kids to kindergarten. we now live in a society where the aurora, colorado, shooter could buy 6,000 rounds of ammo online and tom
. president obama spoke at a service in newtown on sunday offering his condolences and emphasizing that enough is enough. >> obama: since i've been president, this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings. these tragedies must end. >> the president said in the coming weeks he will engage law enforcement, mental health professionals to figure out what can be done. >> senator dianne feinstein is promises to introduce new legislation on the first day of the next congress. >> a bill to ban assault weapons. it will ban the sale, the transfer the importation and the possession. >> we'll have more throughout the morning. kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those type. those types are coming on to me all the time now. >>> she get's the comedians laughing... >>>that hilarious. >>>and the thinkers thinking. joy>>>okay so. there's wiggle room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me? >>she's joy behar. joy>>>and the best part is that current will let me say anyt
. they changed this country. the people who have lost their kids at aurora colorado and newtown connecticut. yesterday we heard from sandy phillips here with the brady hill campaign on capitol hill lost other daughter in the theater shooting in aurora. >> congress, the senate and our president now have an opportunity to be a hero as well and stop the blood shed. >> bill: whether they call themselves mothers against assault weapons or mothers against gun violence or whatever, i think this is going to change the debate. good news yesterday on the gun front and, we are finally, exposing the nra for what it is. 866-55-press. let's talk about it. does this end the stranglehold that the nra has had on so many spineless politicians, democrats and republicans? you tell me. >> this is the"the full court press: the bill press show," live on your radio and on current tv. [ music ] >> that's hilarious! >> ...and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there's wiggle-room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> she's joy behar. ... and current will let me say anything.
invested money in gun manufacturers and this is now the time in the wake of the newtown, connecticut, tragedy to pull that money from gun manufacturers. nobody has more out spoken on this than the public advocate for the city of new york bill deblasio joins us on the news line this morning. bill g to have you with us. >> caller: thank you, bill. >> bill: >> bill: let me ask you: have you taken a look at new york city pension plans and any direct connection with gun manufacturers? >> absolutely, bill. i think you see this in any public pension fund in the country. we had 18 million in investments, in guns and ammunition industries. and i have to tell you the response has been amazing. i said a few days ago, that i am going to initiate a divestment action for all new york city pension funds. we have 115 billion in assets. so we are a big player in the pension world. i am going to be reaching out to pension funds all over the country and ask them to do the same. this is one of these moments in history. you have been powerful on this point. you k
that newtown we the price of the second amendment. >> oh okay. >> stephanie: from anti-feminist charlotte allen suggesting the reason the shooter was able to kill so many students was because nowtown was fenen-ized institution. the principal seemed to perform bravely -- seemed to? >> god. >> stephanie: according to reports she activated the notification center. in general a -- >> you can stop a bullet -- wait a minute. i was a husky 12 year old. i wouldn't be rushing anybody with a gun. i'm sorry. >> and if you play football you still can't stop a freaking bullet. >> stephanie: is there a parent in the world this would tell their 12 year old, by the way if this happens be sure and rush at the shooter. >> yeah. >> stephanie: lots of people want to get in on this. glen in wisconsin, you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: hi, i wanted to wish you guys a merry christmas and happy new year. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: and all of these morons that think that teachers should be armed. i think the very reason we don't want them armed is because they have
in the center of the middle of the country, that's ok, but in newtown where one of the major financial companies that owned the rifle company then all of a sudden, they got to sell off the company and it's not ok. it's an interesting point that you're making. now when you go to governor cuomo, look, nationwide, it's really hard to stop this, you know the energy companies. they've bought off so many politicians. new york is supposed to be a liberal state solidly blue. do you have a chance with cuomo here to get the right decision? >> i think we do have a chance. obviously, it's a big fight. i think the gas industry is taking advantage of the faction that we're in session now proposing it as a solution to disentanglement to the middle east and creating more jobs. the truths is as bill clinton said in 2011, you can create more jobs based on the german bank research, insurance company, you can create actually exponentially more jobs by retrofitting and insulatedding old buildings and creating renewable energy economy like they have done in germany. they have 50% renewables. all of germany is 25-30%
of the tragedy in newtown we can't but help draw attention to a product, and that is the 3-d precipitating of handguns. they renewed the federal ban on plastic guns that is set to expire at the end of the year. as you heard on the program this technology does exist. it's already entirely possible to print a handgun using plastic components. and cannot be traced or identify identified. legislation around new technology like plastic guns is critical but it's clearly not enough. the biden task force that the president recently announced to help identify solutions is certainly a step in the right direction. the decision to veto a new law to conceal guns on college campuses and daycare and hospitals made good sense. but walmart and others have suspended the sale of some military style assault weapons. why they were selling them in the first place is a conversation for another time. all of that still is not enough. like so many others i'm calling for tougher gun control measures. at the very minimum they must include three key things. first we must get a ban once and for all on all assault wea
what do you say to kids in your community now. >> well, chris murphy who is a congressman for newtown and has been magnificent in terms of his strength as far as being there, and, you know, being a vow for the community. the first funeral yesterday of nathan who actually had a twin sister who survived because she was in a different classroom at the time. and she doesn't know what happened. so this process of, you know talking to kids about what happened when your dealing with six and seven year olds in particular, you know, it's just -- it's going to require frankly a lot of help in terms of professional help. the good news is is that the town right now has just been, you know, flooded with mental health professionals. we're blessed to have mental haven hospital that is all hands on deck in terms of helping out there. but as i said this is going to take lots of intelligence and strength to help these families. >> stephanie: congressman you and i have talked a lot about health care as we have -- as that debate rolled along, and obviously, mental health is an
to marginalize these people. there has been republicans who come over. i thought when i heard about newtown, it made me think of birmingham alabama the church bombing, the dogs and hoses set on kids, that really changed the whole tone of the civil rights movement. don't you see that people are going to start coming over? are there any of your colleagues that are going to start coming over now because this has hit chirp? this is at a breaking point. forget the nra. >> well, i understand what you're saying. there was still resistence from those folks in the deep south in the civil rights. they got it passed, i don't know whether or not there is that type of relationship that could exist with the republicans in the house. i know they are going to be affected, but i think the nra is so strong. really while there was this resistence to segregation there wasn't necessarily a political powerful interest group that was out there for segregation like the nra. there wasn't anything on that side of it. the banality of it. they score you and tell their members what to do. they are, indeed afraid. there
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